It’s Yoga International

Coaching, Training, & Leadership Institute

Located in the downtown of Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Our primary function is to be of service in the community at large, sharing tools that support awareness, healing and transformation, on the yoga mat and in the world. We offer daily classes, international teacher training programs, workshops and life coaching.


Our vision
is that all beings everywhere are happy and free; and we are committed to excellence, Self-awareness and personal responsibility, as we share these gifts in the community. We invite you to join us and uncover your true Self.

We are here to Serve

Center of Excellence International

Founded by Dorothy Divack, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE is an International Coaching, Training and Leadership Company. Dorothy supported the vision of It’s Yoga® in 1989 and has since, been affectionately dubbed as the Godmother of It’s Yoga®. In 2011, Marie participated in the EXCEL Training and is currently in the Coaches/Consultants Training. Dorothy serves on the IYI Board of Advisors and is a true Master, sharing her expertise, wisdom and Love through her devotion to Authenticity.

It’s Yoga®

It’s Yoga® was one of the first Ashtanga schools in the West, born in San Francisco. Since 1989, the brand opened numerous locations worldwide, and continues to be a leader in training instructors to practice, teach and excel on and off the mat.

Weekly Schedule

Please call us to book any of the following classes at: (419) 377-2841

Sundays:  
9:30 – 11 AM  Full primary Series
Mondays:  
7:15 – 8:15 AM Modified Primary Series
5:30 – 6:45 PM  Rocket 1
Tuesdays:
12:15 – 1 PM Modified Primary Series
6 PM – 7:15 PM Mixed Levels
Wednesdays:
7:15 – 8:15 AM Modified Primary Series
12:15 – 1 PM Mid-week  Meditation
530 – 645 PM  Rocket 2
Thursdays:
12:15 – 1 PM Modified Primary Series
6 PM – 7:15 PM Mixed Levels
Fridays:
7:15 – 8:15 AM Modified Primary Series
5:30 – 7:00 PM  Rocket 3

Workshops

Please call us to book any of the following classes at: (419) 377-2841

Gifts of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

A series of classes designed for Women

This six class series is offered to all levels of practitioners as a way to merge the on the mat and off the mat practices together.  We will move through the mat practice, and have space each session to focus on one aspect of Yoga.  The holidays can be an intense time, and it will be my privilege to offer tools for daily mediation, improved posture and body awareness, and insights into how to stay centered and focused on what’s important. Gift yourself with space and tools for a happy holiday season!

Classes offered Wednesdays: November 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, December 13th

10 – 11:15 AM  

Email marie@itsyoga to register   

Saturday, November 18, 2017

True Gratitude

Join us for a Yoga & Coaching Cirle that is designed to explore the meaning of abundance and gratitude.  Flow on the mat intelligently, and learn how to step into the Holiday season with true Spirit and celebration.

10 – 1 PM

We will practice yoga from 12 – 1 in this workshop.

Email marie@itsyoga.com to register

Friday, November 24

THANKSGIVING ROCKET 3 CLASS

Join us as we welcome new and old Toledo Rocket® Fans in our new downtown studio.  It’s Yoga Superstars Leigh Gregory and Zac Smith will be in town to SHARE THE LOVE!

Starts at 10:30 PM – 12 PM

Text 419-377-2841 to register

The Rocket®

“What is The Rocket®? Well, It’s Yoga®!”

Created by Larry Schultz in the early 90’s while he was on tour with The Grateful Dead as their yoga instructor, The Rocket® Routines are variations of Classical Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  Ashtanga Vinyasa is a dynamic and aerobic practice that links breath and movement to support overall well being, optimal health; and a strong and flexible body and mind.

“Is this for Me?”

The answer is Yes. The routines are created to be practiced in a group setting, attending to practitioners individual needs.This is achieved by modifying the postures as needed, and still be part of a safe and effective sequence in a group atmosphere. Your body is unique to You. As facilitators, we learn how to offer these teachings by observing and working with You. For an in-depth engagement with your practice, private classes are ideal too

Class Descriptions

– Primary Series : The foundational routine of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, is a fluid and moving style of physical postures and breath linked together (75 to 85 minutes)

– MPS : Modified Primary Series, based on the Primary Series, with a focus on warm up, standing and seated postures, including final relaxation (45 minutes)

– Midweek Meditation : A seated meditation practice will guide you through mindful awareness followed by a short group conversation (45 minutes)

– Rocket®1 : A dynamic sequence with emphasis on legs, shoulders and abs, using postures from First and Second series (60 to 75 minutes)

– Rocket®2 : Focuses on strength poses, backbends and hip openers, with postures from Second and Third series (60 to 75 minutes)

– Rocket®3 : The Fusion of Rocket® 1 and 2 creating a complete interpretation of the It’s Yoga® System. A great way to kick off the Weekend! (60 to 90 minutes)

“The Rocket® gets you there Faster!”

(Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead)

Marie Russel

In 2002, Marie started practicing at It’s Yoga® in Columbus, Ohio and was immediately drawn to its healing benefits. Soon she realized that she was happier and healthier when she was practicing yoga, so she went to San Francisco to participate in the It’s Yoga® Teacher Training Program with founder, Larry Schultz.  Following the training, Marie had the unique opportunity to study, practice, live and teach with Master Yogi Larry Schultz for 7 years before he passed in 2011, leaving Marie with the It’s Yoga® legacy to carry forth and grow globally. Thus, she founded It’s Yoga® International (IYI) where she serves as Director and directly collaborates with the IYI Affiliates, Trainers and Graduates on daily basis. Marie is dedicated to serve the world at a high level, here from Toledo and abroad, by Sharing the Love of the Practice.

Dani Russel

Dani dropped into the lap of classical Mysore style Ashtanga in 2000 when living in London and found a practice for his personal well-being. Whilst visiting family in Stockholm, Sweden in 2011, Dani met Marie; tuned into a Rocket® 3 Happy Hour in his jeans, moved to the US 4 weeks later and has been flying high ever since. Six years and children later, he is honored to be of service to a truly diverse Toledo community and our international following from Mexico, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Scandinavia, UK and beyond.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

IYI 30 Hr. Rocket Immersion

3 Days of Rocket® Bliss

Location: Toledo, Ohio
Dates: January 5 - 7, 2018

IYI 200 Hr. Teacher Training

RYT 200 - Laying the Foundation

Location: Toledo, Ohio
Dates: Begins January 5th, 2018

IYI 30 Hr. Rocket Immersion

3 Days of Rocket® Bliss

Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Dates: February 9-11, 2018

IYI 301: Rocket® Foundations

Learn the techniques of the It’s Yoga® System of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Since 1989!

Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Dates: February 9-18, 2018

IYI 501- Mastering the It’s Yoga® System

Integrate your learning and move your Rocket® practice to new dimensions

Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Dates: February 16 - 24, 2018

IYI 302: Rocket® Take Off!

The Rocket® is taking off, are you on Board?

Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Dates: Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2018

Rocket® Retreat Week

Celebrate Larry Schultz, the creator of The Rocket® in the Anniversary of his passing with this week of Rocket® Love!

Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Dates: Feb. 25 - Mar. 1, 2018

IYI 502- BEING a Rocket® Trainer

Commit Yourself and Your Practice to Excellence

Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Dates: Feb. 25 - Mar. 1, 2018

IYI Immersion – 3 Days of Rocket® Love

Immerse yourself in the It’s Yoga® System

Location: Toledo, Ohio
Dates: May 25 - 27, 2018

IYI 301: Rocket® Foundations

Laying a strong foundation in The Rocket® and learning the tools and techniques of the It’s Yoga® System

Location: Toledo, Ohio
Dates: May 25 - June 1, 2018

IYI 200 Hr. – Teacher Training

Laying the Foundation for an empowered practice and teaching of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for Westerners since 1989!

Location: Toledo, Ohio
Dates: June 3 - 29, 2018

IYI 302: Rocket® Take Off!

Laying a strong foundation in The Rocket® and learning the tools and techniques of the It’s Yoga® System

Location: Toledo, Ohio
Dates: July 1 - 10, 2018

IYI 200 Hr. – Teacher Training

Laying the Foundation for an empowered practice and teaching of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for Westerners since 1989!

Location: Toledo, Ohio
Dates: October 21 - November 19, 2018

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